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Who founded the colony of Pennsylvania?
What religious group was he part of?
What Philadelphia resident published "Poor Richard's Almanack"?
What document was written in Philadelphia in 1787?
What two cities once had America's largest steel industries?
What steel tycoon became a philanthropist who founded 3,000 libraries?
What river did George Washington cross to travel from Pennsylvania to New Jersey?
Where did George Washington harbor his troops in the winter of 1777-1778?
Valley Forge
Anthracite mining has been an important part of Pennsylvania's economy? What is anthracite?
What was discovered in Titusville in 1859?
For what disease did Jonas Salk develop a vaccine while working at the University of Pittsburgh?
What Pennsylvania company, founded in 1894, is one of the world's largest chocolate makers?
What group of Swiss religious nonconformists moved to Pennsylvania in the 1700s
(and still live there today)?
What sports movie, set in Philadelphia, won an Oscar for Best Picture in 1977?
What basketball player scored 100 points in a single game while playing
for the Philadelphia Warriors?
What country established Fort Nya Gothenburg, the first European settlement in Pennsylvania?
What city had a terrible flood in 1889 after a dam collapsed?
What line, surveyed in the 1760s, separates Pennsylvania from Maryland?
What nuclear plant had a meltdown in 1979?
Three Mile Island
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(65)
3/20. It's Always Sunny taught me nothing!
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May 18, 2017
(65)
Better than you 4/20 :)
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May 18, 2017
(70)
If the show was called "It's Always Sunny in Pennsylvania," then maybe your score would improve?
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Aug 4, 2017
(68)
Anthracite mining has been an important part of Pennsylvania's economy?
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May 18, 2017
(71)
Haven't you heard of Pennsylvania coal mines?
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May 21, 2017
(41)
Yes? It dominated the economy.
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Aug 4, 2017
(65)
Sadly, yes. And all that mining has left many washed up mining communities with ugly physical scars across their landmarks. Or, if the community was as unlucky as, say, Centralia, they got left on fire for a couple hundred years.
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Aug 4, 2017
(77)
Wrote Mason-Dixie! 🙈
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May 18, 2017
(67)
Stallone should've gotten the Best Actor Oscar for "Rocky", IMO. Sentiment was strong with Peter Finch for "Network", however, since he had passed away.
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Jun 15, 2017
(66)
I just watched Network again a couple weeks ago....it is almost like a warped documentary now! Too funny!
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Jun 27, 2017
(59)
Four stars to the first Rocky. Four stars total to II, III, IV, and V.
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Aug 4, 2017
(65)
Born and raised in PA and missed the Amish. Didn't realize the Swiss connection.
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Aug 4, 2017
(62)
Neither did I, but pieced it together from the "religious nonconformists" clue. Only missed Bethlehem.
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Aug 4, 2017
(60)
I hate that quizzes accept the incorrect spelling of "Pittsburg." It means those of us who spell it right get screwed up on our next answer because we have an extra H left over.
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Aug 4, 2017
(70)
Johnstown but nothing about Gettysburg? Pennsylvania was also site of the first modern oil well in history, though some places in Canada make similar claims. This was part of the curriculum when I was teaching corporate history of Aramco in Saudi Arabia.
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Aug 4, 2017
(43)
You can always make your own quiz.
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Aug 5, 2017
(34)
This Pennsylvanian got 18/20. Not so good
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Aug 4, 2017
(44)
12/20. Pretty sad considering that I was born and raised in PA.
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Aug 5, 2017
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